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USB + LiPo power for APM2?

Started this discussion. Last reply by James May 8, 2012. 4 Replies

This question has been asked before but never answered as far as I could determine, and it's not in the manual:Is it OK to plug in the USB cable to the APM2 while it is powered up with a LiPo?The…Continue

 

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Janis Kuze replied to Alex's discussion UGCS no manuals for DJI A3 or Lockheed Kestrel platforms in the group UgCS
"Kestrel and Micropilot systems are too specific and individual to have general manual. We work it out one-on-one with a client those. "
Jan 9
Artūrs replied to Alex's discussion UGCS no manuals for DJI A3 or Lockheed Kestrel platforms in the group UgCS
"Hi! Since Kestrel support is available only for Pro and Enterprise versions, those versions also carry user manual for Kestrel. You are right about the A3 manual, we will include information about this flight controller in the next releases. But…"
Jan 6
Artūrs replied to Alex's discussion UGCS with Pixhawk questions in the group UgCS
"Hi Alex, 1. Pixhawk is the hardware platform used to run either Ardupilot or PX4 flight controller software. UgCS is more expierenced with Ardupilot since that has been around for a much longer time. 2. As far as I know, Ardupilot does not support…"
Jan 6
Alex added 2 discussions to the group UgCS
Jan 5
Alex commented on estebanflyer's blog post Four modes switch for Futaba T6EX
"You can definitely use the menus in the radio to mix 2 position switch channel 6 into 2 position switch channel 5 to be able to select 4 different flight modes using the two switches. No hardware changes at all. I just did it and it works great. To…"
Jan 23, 2016
Alex replied to Chris Anderson's discussion Submit your ArduCopter configuration files here
"Tricopter running 2.5.5 DIY but similar to RCExplorer.se design DT750 motors Gemfan 11x4.7 props (from Hobbyking), front are counter rotating APM2 Loiter, Nav is NOT tuned but Alt Hold, roll, pitch, and yaw are.  The yaw is not perfect but it…"
May 19, 2012
Alex replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter 2.5 released!
"Dave, I'm flying a DIY tricopter.  It makes sense that the PIDs will need to change since the sensor signals generate the error term which is multiplied by the Kp, Ki terms to determine the ESC outputs.  If the sensor signals are…"
May 14, 2012
Alex replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter 2.5 released!
"If your board had the scaling issue, fly with caution on 2.5.5, I have 2 broken props and I was careful!  You will need all new PID values."
May 14, 2012
Alex replied to James's discussion Yaw "rebound"
"I've been flying my tricopter with APM2 for 1 day now so I'm hardly knowledgeable enough to comment, but I'm flying in ACRO mode for now and I'm unable to tune it for fast yaw response without overshoot.  My previous KK…"
May 12, 2012
James replied to Alex's discussion USB + LiPo power for APM2?
"ok, reading through again the warning is to not have the ESC signal cables attached while the LiPo is plugged in, though the warning about usb does appear somewhere.   interestingly these warnings dont seem so common in the APM2…"
May 8, 2012
Alex replied to Alex's discussion USB + LiPo power for APM2?
"Where in the manual does it say this?  Maybe I don't have the correct manual.  This is the only manual I know of: http://code.google.com/p/arducopter/wiki/ArduCopter It never mentions a warning about the USB + Lipo power at the same…"
May 7, 2012
James replied to Alex's discussion USB + LiPo power for APM2?
"the danger is with the usb bootloader, as it can (and does) ocasionally send an out of range signal to the motor output pins.   it seems a bit off that after reading the warning a dozen times in the manual not to connect USB and main power at…"
May 7, 2012
Asaak replied to Alex's discussion USB + LiPo power for APM2?
"Same here! I want to set-up the APM2.0 board. I plugged the mini-usb to the apm2.0 so I can start mission planner and start the configuration. However When I plug rc receiver to the inputs, nothing happens. It seems that it is not receiving any…"
May 7, 2012
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USB + LiPo power for APM2?

This question has been asked before but never answered as far as I could determine, and it's not in the manual:Is it OK to plug in the USB cable to the APM2 while it is powered up with a LiPo?The manual addresses powering up the RC receiver separately from the servos but that is not what I'm asking.  I want to configure the APM2 with the MP software while it's in the aircraft with the USB.  If I do not connect the LiPo also, the digital servo will consume a lot of current, probably too much for…See More
May 6, 2012

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